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Dal Tadka Recipe | How to make Dal Tadka at Home.

Dal Tadka Recipe with step by step Photos.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Chef Nikunj Vasoya.


  • 100 gm 5 Mix Dal Pressure Cookered for 3 Vessels .
  • 1 Medium Size Finely Chopped Tomato.
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves.
  • 2 Roughly Chopped Green Chilies very hot.
  • 2 Dry Chillies Red.
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds.
  • 1 Medium Size Finely Chopped Onion.
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder.
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida.
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar.
  • Pinch of Mustard Seeds.
  • Pinch of Turmeric Powder.
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala.
  • 1 tsp Garlic and Ginger Paste.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Oil.


  • First a fall heat around 1 tbsp of Oil, when Oil get Heated add Mustard Seeds first, when mustard seeds starts popping add Onion, now add pinch of Turmeric Powder, Garlic and Ginger Paste, Red Chili Powder.
  • In this put Tomatoes and Finely Chopped Green Chillies, Sugar around 1/2 tsp, Garam Masala, stir this very well.
  • After cooking this spices for 20-30 seconds, add Dal, put very little salt in it. Now turn the heat off because it is almost ready, take this out in serving plate.
  • Take another pan and heat around 1 tbsp of Oil, when Oil gets Heated add Pinch of Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves and 2 Dry Red Chillies and also add Pinnch of Asafoetida ( Hing ) in it.
  • Now it is ready to give tadka to Dal. This is it Delicius Restaurant Style Dal Tadka is ready to serve.